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Moon phase on 12 March 2070 Wednesday is New Moon, 1 day young Moon is in Pisces.

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Lunar calendar 2070 | March 2070

New Moon phase
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Image credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio.

New Moon

New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♓ Pisces.

* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 12 March 2070 at 15:52 UTC.

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Moon phase and lunation details

Moonrise and moonset

Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.

Moon in ♓ Pisces

Moon is passing about ∠20° of ♓ Pisces tropical zodiac sector.

Apparent angular diameter

Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1906" and ∠1930".

Worm Moon after 14 days

Next Full Moon is the Worm Moon of March 2070 after 14 days on 26 March 2070 at 17:31.

Upcoming main Moon phases

  • First Quarter in Gemini ♊ on 19 March 2070 at 09:53
  • Full Moon in Libra ♎ on 26 March 2070 at 17:31
  • Last Quarter in Capricorn ♑ on 3 April 2070 at 21:23
  • New Moon in Aries ♈ on 11 April 2070 at 02:30

Spring tide

There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.

New lunation 868 / 1821

At 15:52 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 868 of Meeus index or 1821 from Brown series.


Synodic month length 29.44 days

29 days, 10 hours and 38 minutes is the length of new lunation 868. It is 2 hours longer than next lunation 869 length.

Lunation length shorter than mean

Length of current synodic month is 2 hours and 6 minutes shorter than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 4 hours and 3 minutes longer, compared to 21st century shortest.

Lunar orbit position on

True anomaly ∠312°

This lunation true anomaly is ∠312°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠333.5°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).

Moon before perigee

8 days after point of apogee on 3 March 2070 at 22:21 in ♏ Scorpio. The lunar orbit is getting closer, while the Moon is moving inward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next 3 days, until it get to the point of next perigee on 15 March 2070 at 17:55 in ♈ Aries.

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Distance to Moon 376 092 km

Moon is 376 092 km (233 693 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves closer next 3 days until perigee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 366 070 km (227 465 mi).

Moon before descending node

11 days after its ascending node on 1 March 2070 at 00:18 in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 2 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 14 March 2070 at 23:47 in ♈ Aries.

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Draconic month

11 days after beginning of current draconic month in ♏ Scorpio, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.

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Moon before northern standstill

6 days after previous South standstill on 5 March 2070 at 19:21 in ♐ Sagittarius, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-18.883°. Next 6 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠18.809° in the next northern standstill on 19 March 2070 at 00:13 in ♋ Cancer.

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Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy

The Moon is in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun on this date and this alignment forms Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.

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